The renowned Cape winery Diemersfontein will be welcoming the return of Spring with an open-air, family friendly concert of live music and picnics at its scenic Wellington amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10. Playfully titled Diemersfontein Piekniek Oppie Plaas (Diemersfontein Picnic on the Farm), the event features performances by popular musos Ricus “Boerepompie” Nel and Ruan “Ruki” Theron.

Any hunger pangs will be satiated by a selection of food trucks and stalls catering for a variety of tastes.The event also offers “Graze Boxes” – a picnic for two – that may be ordered beforehand, or you can compile your own picnic by shopping at Diemersfontein’s PROE-deli stall.

Over at the main arena, Diemersfontein’s wines will be available for sale on the day along with chill bags, beer and cooldrinks. The winery is of course famous for The Original Diemersfontein Pinotage, and fans of the wine will be happy to know that its creator, former Diemersfontein winemaker Bertus Fourie will attend the event too. Bertus will in fact be working and making food on the day, which will be great news to fans of the Ultimate Braai Master TV show.

Bertus appeared in last year’s Season 7 as member of Team Asador, which came third. His food truck, Asador Carneology, will be at Diemersfontein for Piekniek Oppie Plaas. Gates open at 2pm. The show gets underway an hour later with all activities ending at 8pm. Tickets are available directly from Diemersfontein’s website. An early-bird fee of R200 per adult is on offer, if purchased before June 30.

Thereafter, the price is R225 per adult and R100 per child under 12 (there is no early-bird special for children). Diemersfontein Graze Boxes are R395 each. For the food-and-wine pairing theatre, walk-ins are welcome, and may be booked and paid on the day. Independent transport services have also been contracted to get visitors to and from the event, if required. Further details will be posted on Diemersfontein’s social media channels.

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